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Dave Hedgehog

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  1. Dave Hedgehog

    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Just watched an episode of Carp Crew. Loved this program when it first came out. The wonderful Kev Green and Yan Porter. Both taken far too soon. And also good to see a young Adam Penning make an appearance. No drum and bass music in the background, no 3 minute video of the car journey to the lake. Sometimes the old ones really are the best.
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    View from your bivvy door.

    And purple line? You trend setter!!
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    Hello again all it's been a while

    I wanna see the end product please! By the way Elmo Putney was one of my favourite ever tv characters! 🤣
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    Thought of the Day pt.2

    Perfectly carpy weather and I’m sat on the sofa in my pyjamas drinking a cup of tea. Where has my enthusiasm gone just lately?! Must get out there and make the most of this mild wet weather. Anyone else struggling for motivation so far this year? Only done 2 trips in 2019 and it’s already February.
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    February catch (baby) report

    Congratulations! No greater joy in the world than new life. Enjoy.
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    What is your newest purchase

    Hope all goes well 🤞
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    Beginners bivvys

    For a first bivvy I’d go second hand. Bargains to be had out there. I’d recommend the avid hq. Great bivvy. A mate of mine bought an avid tardis brand new for £99.99, granted its small but for quick over nighters it’s perfect. Set and pack down in minutes and weighs next to nothing.
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    Recommend some rods for me...

    I’ve had the sonik xtr3 rods and managed to snap 2 on the spigot in the space of 18 months. Did replace the first one but lost confidence after that. Strangely they’re the only rods I’ve snapped in 25 years and both snapped at the spigot. Now using free spirit ctx and love them. Anyone looking for a 3lb tc cork handled sonik I’ve got a spare!😂
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    Your favourite capture

    Morning all. I’ve had a little look on the forum and can’t seem to find a thread containing people’s favourite captures. Might not be a PB, night be a real looker, could be a great story behind it. So what’s your favourite fish pic? ill kick off with this one. Caught this year from a margin spot just under my feet. I was on a bit of a dry spell and starting to question everything I was doing. Blown away by the beauty of it and genuinely made my knees tremble when I peered in the net..
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    New challenge

    Evening all, hope everyone’s start to the year has been a good one. Im in search of a new venue, syndicate ticket in Hampshire. I’m in the Portsmouth area and due to only fishing a work night a week I’m not looking at travelling over an hour tops really. Something challenging, scenic, full of features, low ish stock. I know, I want the moon on a stick but if you don’t ask you don’t get. Happy to get my name on a list and wait it out. Any ideas welcomed. Pm if preferred. thanks in advance.
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    Does anyone else find themselves checking eBay on a regular basis with no real intention of buying anything? Just to see what’s about. It throws up the odd bargain but also the odd rare one where I think to myself who the hell pays that?! heres one from this morning. Bargain at 60 quid posted.. what bargains have you had or have you sold and made a tidy profit? The prices things go at sometimes blows my mind!
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    New challenge

    Fair point. I don’t really have a no list. Always fished club waters. Have fished at Chichester on ivy and quite enjoyed that but believe that’s now a syndicate water? And I think there’s restrictions on how far you live from the water which would rule me out.
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    2019 Plans

    That’s my face when I get a single beep on the margin rod 😁
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    Rolling in the deep - Adam Penning

    Made a start on my Christmas present and haven’t put it down. A really enjoyable and easy read. It’s a monster of a book at 536 pages and I’m by no means at the end but really enjoying it after the first 120 pages. There’s no self indulgent big headed nonsense, no “look how great I am” story’s. It flows nicely. The white print on black background is different but works for me. i maybe bias because I rate Mr Penning highly as an angler and as a writer but I’d really recommend this one.
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    2019 Plans

    That tench is a cracker!
  16. Dave Hedgehog

    2019 Plans

    Portsmouth way down by the seaside
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    2019 Plans

    Miles away mate!
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    2019 Plans

    I have sonik 3 rod hold-all in the garage not being used. Where are based?
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    2019 Plans

    I’m after a double figure tench and bream. I’ve had them to double figures but sadly didn’t appreciate it and didn’t get the picture. Not everyones dream I’m sure!
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    Preferred and average session lenght

    Highy let’s get it booked!🤣 2030 for me
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    Rod Shots

    Compromise.. the secret to a happy marriage 😁
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    Preferred and average session lenght

    I loved doing a weekend trip. Take my time, relax, power nap during the day. Then children came along. Weekends are now a never ending stream of sports clubs, swimming and entertaining. I wouldn’t change it for the world! But I had to alter my fishing to suit. I do a mid week over night and maybe 1 or 2 36 hour trips. Keeps the kids happy, the wife enjoys the peace on a Wednesday and because I put more thought and care into that short session my catch rates have improved. when the kids are older and less dependent on me I’d love a trip to France. A week of fishing must be blooming lovely!
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    First trip of the year

    Always nice to get that first trip in. Are you doing the day or a longer session? Im planning to be out next Wednesday. Cancelled this weeks trip and itching to get out. Weathers feeling good for it.
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    January catch reports

    Worth getting just to annoy the wife. I’ll put my bivvy up in the lounge just for the full effect.
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    January catch reports

    So it’s a carp fishing experience without leaving your sofa? How very 2019!😂 is it realistic? Can you hear people hammering in pegs in the distance? Is there a clicky group of camo clad regulars staring across the lake as you cast? Do you wait an eternity for a beep only to have foul hooked the only remaining bream in the lake? tell me more, I’m tempted!